πŸ”’ Private Files

Information about private files

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Special privileges required

Private Scanning endpoints are only available to users with Private Scanning license.

Private files are similar to Files, but they are only visible to the user who uploads the file.

A private file object ID is its SHA256 hash.

Object attributes

Most File's attributes are present in private files, except for last_analysis_stats and last_analysis_results since private files are not run by antivirus.

{
	"data": {
		"attributes": {
			"androguard": <dict>,
			"authentihash": <string>,
			"bundle_info": <dict>,
			"class_info": <dict>,
			"creation_date": <int: timestamp>,
			"crowdsourced_yara_results": [
				{
					"description": <string>,
					"match_in_subfile": <boolean>,
					"rule_name": <string>,
					"ruleset_id": <string>,
					"ruleset_name": <string>,
					"source": <string>
				}
			],
			"deb_info": <dict>,
			"dmg_info": <dict>,
			"dot_net_assembly": <dict>,
			"dot_net_guids": <dict>,
			"elf_info": <dict>,
			"exiftool": <dict>,
			"html_info": <dict>,
			"image_code_injections": <string>,
			"ipa_info": <dict>,
			"isoimage_info": <dict>,
			"jar_info": <dict>,
			"javascript_info": <dict>,
			"magic": <string>,
			"macho_info": [
				<dict>,
				...
			],
			"main_icon": <dict>,
			"md5": <string>,
			"office_info": <dict>,
			"openxml_info": <dict>,
			"pdf_info": <dict>,
			"packers": <dict>,
			"pe_info": <dict>,
			"powershell_info": <dict>,
			"rombios_info": <dict>,
			"rtf_info": <dict>,
			"sandbox_verdicts": {
				<string: sandbox_name>: {
					"category": <string>,
					"confidence": <int>,
					"malware_classification": [
						<string>
					],
					"malware_names": [
						<string>
					],
					"sandbox_name": <string>
				},
			},
			"sha1": <string>,
			"sha256": <string>,
			"signature_info": <dict>,
			"size": <int>,
			"ssdeep": <string>,
			"swf_info": <dict>,
			"tags": [
				<string>,
				...
			],
			"telfhash": <string>,
			"tlsh": <string>,
			"trid": [
				<dict>,
				...
			],
			"type_description": <string>,
			"type_extension": <string>,
			"type_tag": <string>,
			"vba_info": <dict>,
			"vhash": <string>
		},
		"type": "private_file",
		"id": <string>,
		"links": {
			"self": "https://www.virustotal.com/api/v3/private/files/<id>"
		}
	}
}
{
  "data": {
    "attributes": {
      "sha1": "7bae8076a5771865123be7112468b79e9d78a640",
      "magic": "ASCII text",
      "tags": [
        "text"
      ],
      "exiftool": {
        "MIMEType": "text/plain",
        "LineCount": "1",
        "MIMEEncoding": "us-ascii",
        "FileTypeExtension": "txt",
        "FileType": "TXT",
        "WordCount": "1",
        "Newlines": "Unix LF"
      },
      "trid": [
        {
          "file_type": "file seems to be plain text/ASCII",
          "probability": 0.0
        }
      ],
      "vhash": "9eecb7db59d16c80417c72d1e1f4fbf1",
      "sha256": "11a77c3d96c06974b53d7f40a577e6813739eb5c811b2a86f59038ea90add772",
      "ssdeep": "3:tdn:T",
      "md5": "e5828c564f71fea3a12dde8bd5d27063",
      "size": 5
    },
    "type": "private_file",
    "id": "11a77c3d96c06974b53d7f40a577e6813739eb5c811b2a86f59038ea90add772",
    "links": {
      "self": "https://virustotal.com/api/v3/private/files/11a77c3d96c06974b53d7f40a577e6813739eb5c811b2a86f59038ea90add772"
    }
  }
}

Relationships

In addition to the previously described attributes, private file objects contain relationships with other objects in our dataset that can be retrieved as explained in the Relationships section.

The following table shows a summary of available relationships.

RelationshipReturn object type
behavioursList of Private File Behaviours
dropped_filesList of Private Files
execution_parentsList of Private Files